If you haven’t noticed already, I have an obsession with oatmeal and oats. I probably eat oats in some form every day and go through a big tub of old fashioned oats almost weekly. Yes I know, it’s a bit ridiculous! Not only are oats comforting food and a good source of protein and fiber. Unfortunately, a 1/2 cup serving of oats only contains about 5 grams of protein and isn’t quite enough to keep me full and satisfied until lunch. So I am always looking for ways to create high protein oatmeal. Typically I’ll add a combo of dairy, nuts, nut butter, and chia seeds to bump up the protein some. But often I still find myself hungry a couple of hours after eating.
Enter my secret ingredient in creating high protein oatmeal, Davidson’s Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs. Simply whisk in a pasteurized egg at the end of cooking the oats. Mixing in eggs bumps up the protein content and gives the oatmeal a custard flavor and silky texture that is mighty tasty! Using pasteurized eggs also helps ensure that there is a decreased risk of salmonella since you aren’t cooking the egg thoroughly.
2The combination of oats, milk, eggs, nuts, and chia seeds bring the protein content up to 21grams of protein per serving! That’s four-time the amount in a bowl of oats cooked with water. Let’s just say I will be cooking my oats with an egg from now on. Both delicious and satisfying!
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 cups low fat milk
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
- 2 Davidson’s Safe Choice Pasteurized eggs, whisked
- 1 apple, sliced
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoon pecans, chopped
- In a medium saucepan on medium heat add oats, milk, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Cook for 5-8 minutes stirring occasionally until thickened and liquid absorbed.
- While oats are cooking. Add sliced apples and the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to a small microwave-safe bowl. Mix to combine and then microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Once oats are cooked, turn off the heat. Add whisked eggs into cooked oats and mix until combined.
- Add oat custard mixture to two bowls. Top each with ½ of the spiced apples, ½ teaspoon chia seeds, and 1 tablespoon of pecans.